Australia’s bass playing Blues siren, Anni Piper, favors us with a ballad about hand-to-hand contact exercises on Deep Threes Radio #9. It’s a martial arts thing. Really.
Anni graduated from university with a music degree at 19 and quickly blazed a path to the top ranks of the Blues scene Down Under. Here’s two videos from Anni’s live shows. First, “The More I Keep Losin'” then she sashays into her “Hitchhiker’s Shuffle”.
Akron/Family took a path toward blending folk and experimental influences that defies words. The band’s official history is told with pictures. We’ll hear a track from last year’s Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free on show #9. “Everyone Is Guilty” according to the band, onstage at SXSW 2009.
In 1970, guitarist Peter Walker gathered a group of musicians for recording sessions at the Woodstock, NY home of Levon Helm. The tapes wound up in storage until their release last year as Long Lost Tapes 1970, around the same time as more recent house party sessions by the Black Crowes and Helm himself.
Shortly after the Woodstock session, Walker started devoting more time to his family. His early Eastern influences evolved into a study of Flamenco styles. Peter breaks down a Flamenco piece in scolarly fashion in this 2006 performance in Eureka, CA.
Peter explains one of the finer points of Eastern musicianship in this grainy video from an intimate 2009 UK show.